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Topic Title: Whats the difference between BEng or Bsc?
Topic Summary: Whats the difference between BEng or Bsc?
Created On: 20 February 2011 09:57 PM
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 20 February 2011 09:57 PM
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danc2188

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Hi all,

I have recently started my HND/ Foundation Degree and i just want to know what is the difference between a BEng hnrs in Electrical Engineering and a Bsc? Is one better than the other? Are they different in any major ways?

If any information could be passed on that would be fantastic

Thank You
Dan

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 21 February 2011 03:06 PM
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sweetguy244

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Dan are you studying your degree at a university??

I only ask as I,m looking for a home learning course to complete a home learning degree thats why i ask.
 21 February 2011 10:06 PM
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mbirdi

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Generally, the BEng course is more theoretical based and can be used towards CEng registration following further studies to MEng level or its equivalent. The BSc is more practical based, usually satisfying the requirements for IEng registration.
 08 March 2011 12:00 PM
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Martyb447

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try portsmouth uni. they do completely distance learning mechanical and electrical degrees BEng (Hons) aslong as you have a HND/foundation degree

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Marty Barr EngTech MIMechE TMIET
 13 March 2011 11:25 AM
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whizzkid007

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Well I do not totally agree with mbirdi. The BEng is more theoretical but the IET requirement for CEng is "an accredited Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering or technology, plus either an accredited Master's degree, or appropriate further learning to Master's level".

Both BEng(Hons) and BSc(Hons) degree holders need an appropriate further learning or MSc degree to become a CEng. Although the BSc(Hons) is accredited for IEng, taking an accredited MSc course (which is at CEng level) should in my opinion satisfy the "technical knowledge and understanding" requirement. There is a different competency framework for both CEng and IEng, and satisfying or meeting the requirements of the respective framework is all that matters after crossing the technical knowledge hurdle.


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Good luck!

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Tosin Ogunrinde BSc(Hons) MSc MIET

Edited: 15 March 2011 at 01:24 AM by whizzkid007
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